Shoulder & Neck Pain - Symptoms and Their Treatment
The pace of the growing world has caused all of us to catch up with it in order to meet a standard benchmark so that none of us is left behind in the crowd. In the race to grow quickly most of us tend to adopt an unhealthy lifestyle. Our body is a great machine in its own, and has the flexibility to adapt to the varying life conditions. But sometimes we go too far without realizing what harm we are causing to our body and mind.
Our body is used to physical labor and we all perform different levels of physical work which are varying in intensity and stamina. Hence starts the wear and tear of the body which can lead to occurrence of pain in various parts of the body. The shoulders and neck region of our body carry a lot of workload and are responsible for us to allow us perform different levels of physical work. Regular use of the muscles in these regions may lead to arising of pain in these regions. Many a time we wake up in the morning experiencing a severe neck or shoulder region pain. The most likely cause of pain in these regions is the possible damage to the soft tissues in the respective region as the tendon or ligament. This may happen due to whiplash or other kind of injuries in this region Degenerative arthritis in the cervical spine could also lead to the pain in the neck and shoulder region. Cervical spondylosis is another reason for occurrence of local neck pain or shoulder pain.
Most of the symptoms of neck and shoulder pain are sharp pain, stiffness or possible numbness. Sometimes pain in these regions is associated with a severe headache. The pain may be due to injuring of nerves by stress or due to bruises. There might be an altered sensation in the affected region due to the resulting numbness. While pains may vary from minor to major cases, you need to figure out the exact symptoms and plan the treatment accordingly. Small degree of pain may be treatable at home with some rest and use of warm water in the affected region. You may pop a pain killer occasionally but that too must be under the doctor’s prescription.
Another important treatment method could be Prolotherapy which is a medical procedure involving injecting suitable chemicals into the affected region in a saline solution. In fact it is becoming very popular nowadays due to the inexpensiveness and its powerful healing powers. The injected chemicals bring about a warming effect which initiates the healing process of the shoulder region or neck region.